Assassins: APC Raises Alarm Over Safety of Its National ChairmanLatest News, News, Nigeria 2015 Election Monday, January 12th, 2015
The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised alarm over the safety of its National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, and his family, after his Abuja residence was raided early hours of Monday by unknown invaders.
The alert was contained in a statement issued in Lagos, Monday by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
APC stated while it was hoping that a police investigation would unravel what happened, it noted it was either those who attacked the residence at 1.30 were robbers or assassins.
It added while Chief Oyegun was away attending a previously unscheduled meeting in Abuja when the invaders struck, his wife who was at home was left deeply traumatized by the intruders.
”The facts of the raid as available so far point to a sinister motive. For example, only Chief Oyegun’s room was ransacked in the whole house. Common sense dictates that if the invaders were robbers, they would have ransacked the whole house in search of money and other valuables, which they might have believed were in the residence
”The invaders, two burly men, removed the window burglar bars to gain access to the residence from the back, and then made straight for the bedroom of our National Chairman. Police security was in place at the residence when the incident happened,” APC affirmed.
Again, the opposition reasoned while it did not know who was behind the raid, it was worth noting that the angry rhetoric and vitriolic personality attacks that have been directed at the opposition by the top leadership of the ruling PDP and their spokesmen have heightened tension and put the lives of opposition politicians at risk, ahead of the forthcoming elections.
APC expressed gratitude to God for saving the lives of its National helmsman and his wife, wondering what would have happened if he had been home at the time of the raid.
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